12-year-old dies in Southern Pines shooting; 3-year-old stable

Malik Rashad Crawford

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (WNCN) – A 12-year-old girl has died after being hit by gunfire during a drive-by-shooting in Southern Pines Friday evening, and a 3-year-old boy was badly injured, police said.


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The 3-year-old is now in stable condition and is still being treated, police said.

Jalinda Campbell, 12, and Kyleigh Graham,3, were sitting on a porch outside the apartment where they both lived when the shooting happened, according to police. The shooting took place at about 3:49 p.m. at 714 West Michigan Avenue, police said.

Police said the shooting was not random and people at the home knew the shooter. Police also said the investigation revealed that the drive-by-shooting had an intended target, but both victims were innocent bystanders.

Police have a suspect, but are not releasing his name yet.

Southern Pines police detectives are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031 or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110.

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